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Title: The ICA Working Group MAPPING AFRICA FOR AFRICA


1
The ICA Working GroupMAPPING AFRICA FOR AFRICA
Bengt Rystedt Past President of the
International Cartographic Association 2003-2007
  • CODI IVApril 25-28, 2005, Addis Ababa

2
Mission of ICA
  • Promote the discipline and profession of
    Cartography and GI-Science internationally.
  • Ensure that geo-spatial information is employed
    to maximum effect for the benefit of science and
    society.

3
African Members of ICA
  • Algeria
  • Cameroon
  • Ghana
  • Kenya
  • Mozambique
  • Madagascar
  • Morocco
  • Nigeria
  • South Africa
  • Sudan
  • Tanzania
  • Tunisia

4
The ICA Executive Committee
President Vice Presidents Milan
Konecny William Cartright Australia Czech
Republic David Fairburn UK Ramon Lorenzo
Spain Robert McMaster United
States Haggai Nyapola Kenya Vladimir
Tikunov Russian Federation Kirsi Virrantaus
Finland Secretary-General and Treasurer Past
President Ferjan Ormeling Bengt Rystedt
Sweden Utrecht University P.O.Box 80115 -
3508 TC Utrecht Website The Netherlands e-mail
f.ormeling_at_geog.uu.nl http//www.ICACI.org ICA
News Graciela Metternicht Metternicht_at_vesta
.curtin.edu.au Publications Committee Robert
McMaster, Alan MacEachren and Alberta Auringer
Wood
5
The fields of ICA 1-2
  • Science (and technology) ICA will develop the
    scientific and technological basis of Cartography
    and GI-Science
  • Education ICA will develop and promote, through
    education at all levels, the truths of what we
    know and will discover about our subject

6
The fields of ICA 3-4
  • Professional Practice ICA will provide support
    for two groups of professionals
  • those who describe themselves as professionally
    active as their main occupation - in a specific
    area of Cartography or GI-Science.
  • those who use systems or procedures from
    Cartography or GI-Science as part of their
    professional activity, e.g. environmental
    managers, utility managers, planners.
  • Society (social and organisational)ICA will seek
    to promote applications of Cartography and
    GI-Science in any area, which can be beneficial
    to Society in general

7

ICA Commissions 2003-07
  • Education and Training
  • History of Cartography
  • Theoretical Cartography
  • Economics Management of Map Production
  • National and Regional Atlases
  • Marine Cartography
  • Mountain Cartography
  • Mapping from Satellite Imagery
  • Planetary Cartography
  • Maps Graphics for Blind Visually Impaired
  • Cartography and Children
  • Gender and Cartography
  • Map Projections
  • Visualisation and Virtual Environments
  • Spatial Data Standards
  • Incremental Updating and Versioning
  • Maps and the Internet
  • Ubiquitous Mapping
  • Generalisation and Multiple Representation

8
ICA Working Groups
  • Spatial Data Quality and Uncertainty
  • Co-chairs Kirsi Virrantaus, Finland and Bob
    McMaster, USA
  • Early Warning and Risk Management
  • Chair Wilber Ottichilo, Kenya
  • Mapping Africa for Africa (MAFA)
  • Chair Haggai Nyapola, Kenya

9
MAFA Terms of Reference
  • Promote international, technical and scientific
    support and advisory services from ICA and its
    affiliate members for Mapping Africa for Africa
    projects
  • Aid countries of Africa in capacity building and
    knowledge sharing
  • Support mapping projects for Mapping Africa for
    Africa, e.g. through endorsements

10
MAFA Terms of Reference
  • Encourage African countries to participate in ICA
    through membership of ICA
  • Facilitate cartographic outreach programmes in
    Africa
  • Promote awareness of cartographic issues and
    resources in Africa to the international
    community.
  • Work co-operatively with CODI-Geo

11
MAFA parallel activities
  • ECA/CODI - CODI-Geo WGs - AFREF -
    Standards - Fundamental datasets MAFA is
    linked to CODI via ICA MAFA advices and
    reports to CODI
  • Other African org. as AARSE, EIS, AOCRS,RECTAS
    and RCMRD
  • International ISPRS, FIG, IAG, ISCGM, GSDI

12
MAFA Members
Haggai Nyapola, chairman, Kenya Wilber Ottichilo,
co-chair, RCMRD, Kenya Jide Kufoniyi, RECTAS
AARSE, Nigeria Muftha Unis, AOCRS, Algeria Dozie
Ezigbalike, UN-ECA Derek Clarke, South
Africa Sives Govender, EIS, South
Africa Menno-Jan Kraak, ITC, The
Netherlands Bengt Rystedt, ICA, Sweden
13
The Role of ICA in MAFA
  • Main function as a Think-Tank.
  • Support Capacity Building
  • Organise Commission Meetings and Seminars,
    Regionally and Nationally.
  • Provide scientific, educational and professional
    contacts.

14
Joint Board ofGeospatial Information Societies
  • The Presidents of FIG, ICA, ISPRS, IAG etc.
  • Co-ordination
  • Complementary actions
  • Ad-hoc groups- Disaster management (Bengt
    Rystedt)- Capacity Building in Africa (Ian
    Dowman)

15
Thank you! www.icaci.org haggai nyapola
nyapola2000_at_yahoo.com bengt.rystedt_at_lm.se
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